Tag Archives: Maine Ethics Commission

It’s crunch time for LePage’s bid to insert ‘right-to-work’ language into state union contracts

Whether or not Gov. Paul LePage’s labor contract negotiators were able to convince two of the state’s unions to abandon the requirement that employees pay agency fees will likely be decided today. More than 9,000 executive branch employees represented by the Maine State Employees Association, state government’s largest union, have until 5 p.m. today to […]

LePage: Maine is hurting and government alone can’t ‘fight despair’

Good morning from Augusta, where Tuesday’s summerlike temps and a stuffy Blaine House meeting room were the setting for a sobering discussion about Maine’s coming demographic winter. By “sobering,” I mean depressing. Anyone who has heard much about the fiscal, social and familial challenges that Maine faces as our population ages or moves to better […]